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is responsible for the content of this advertising. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the chihildren need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for olhools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. >> we are taking a live look from nationals park. in about an hour they will take on the phillies in the last regular-season home game. fog could make it interesting.
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>> we see a few breaks in the clouds right there, which might help a little. >> good afternoon. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get a look at our forecast with meteorologist jacqui jeras. >> we had to be patient today. fog was all across the metro area. dense fog advisory is have been cancelled. we look forward to a little brighter afternoon. this is a time lapse from the congressional country club in bethesda. finally we are getting a few breaks in the clouds. we still have some visibility issues off to the west,. 4 miles in hagerstown and 5 miles in winchester. that will improve for everybody. looking good. fog has been an issue as well up the east coast. there have been travel delays. flight's going into acordia or philadelphia or newark today
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delays of two hours set into those cities. -- into acordia airport. mostly cloudy tonight with maybe a sprinkle in our area. more on that coming up later. big changes in the seven-day forecast. >> a developing story from fairfax county. another young person has been fondled. they believe the san suspect is responsible for four attacks. parents have been warned about a suspicious man following a student home from springfield high school -- west springfield high school. >> i'm very surprised. >> fairfax county police investigating a fourth fondling case in west springfield. after 7:00 last evening a 15- year-old girl walking was suddenly approached by a man and was grabbed from behind. the same deal as three prior incidents in the past few weeks in the same section of the
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county. >> it's dark when i go to the bus stop in the morning. >> students are talking about the crime. a separate incident was reported monday night. she told police she was driving home from west springfield high school when she noticed a suspicious man followed her all the way home and tried to approach her, but she was able to run in the house and lock the door. >> a guy grabbing students when they are walking home. >> detectives are having a hard time connecting this do the four fondling cases that appear to be linked. >> i would pick up my children from school. it's the other assaulted victims are 16, 17, and over 20 years old. in each case the suspect runs away quickly and the young women have not been physically harmed. the man that followed the students from west springfield high school says that the man was driving a dark blue four- door sedan.
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in some of the incidents the man was wearing a black baseball cap. >> a similar situation at american university. the dollar after four separate attacks near campus. it's happening in a heavily wooded stretch of massachusetts avenue near an off-campus apartment complex. a man is approaching women from behind and either grabbing them on the buttocks or the chest. the attacks early in the morning or late at night. >> i have a class that get out at 10:40 at night. i usually walk by myself. if kind of freaky to think about it. >> i go and meet my girlfriend now. it is something you don't want to play around with. >> the university it tells the mill students to walk in pairs or groups or call the school for an escort. there's no description of the suspect other than he's white in his 20s between 5 foot 7 and
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5 to 10 and wears a hoodie. >> a former prince george's county fire officials will learn his fate. crown glass nkarl graznow has pleaded guilty. he was part of the corruption scheme that involved jack johnson. >> antolin pettersson and her sons were found dead at their home last month. -- kathleen peterson and your sons. the boy's father committed the crime. a visitation this evening from 5:00 until 8:00 at st. john's catholic church in reston. the and the funeral will be 10:00 tomorrow morning there. 50 million viewers expected to watch tonight's debate between president obama and mitt romney. >> its the first of three for the candidates. what happens on the stage could
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play a huge role at the polls. brianne carter has a preview. >> the last time they were face to face for debate was four years ago. both sides are downplaying expectations. president barack obama and republican presidential hopeful mitt romney will square off on the issues in their first side- by-side showdown of this race. >> i think the winner will be declared by the american people based on what the two candidates say and who lays out a vision for the future, some policy details. >> tonight the debate will focus on domestic issues including the economy, health care, and the role of government. the candidates are preparing and many are weighing in on what they need to do. >> i don't think mitt romney has to win this debate. he needs to show that he is presidential and compassionate. >> the president is all about his mannerisms and his style.
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i think he cannot come across as charitable or impatient. he has to act like he wants to be there and maybe smile a lot. >> tonight could be a critical moment. for both moment according poll, mr. obama holds a 51% to 43% lead in ohio. in virginia and florida, romney is also trailing, but the numbers are much closer. >> he's behind because this has become a referendum on. on >> obama and romney are expected to take part in debut more debates on october 16 and october 22. once tonight's debate on abc 7 news followed by full analysis on abc 7 news at 11:00. brianne carter reporting. >> we want you to tell us what you think during the debate as you are watching. we are launching an instant reaction feature on our website. go to the web site at and weigh
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in on it and see what other viewers are saying as well. for complete debate wrap up, abc 7 news at 0:00 tonight. >> -- at 11:00. >> today marks president obama's wedding anniversary. the first lady will be in the audience tonight in denver. they will hold a delayed anniversary celebration on saturday. the presidential campaign asking supporters designed an electronic anniversary card. >> the nationals will take on the phillies in less than an hour in the last game of the regular season. >> the season went so fast. jummy olabanji is live at nationals park with the latest. >> good afternoon. even before the gates opened,
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plenty of fans were waiting to come into the park so many people excited about this last game of the regular season. one of the people even more excited than the fans is part of the ownership team. what does it mean for you and the rest of the ownership team to have the nationals headed to the post-season? >> it's a dream come true. we have worked very hard since we got the team to get where we are now. we the fans can be very proud. >> what did you feel about this season? did you think this could happen? >> things were not so great last september. everyone on the team is ready to go. this will be a special team.
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who knows where we'll go? >> a lot of fans have teddy pins and t-shirts on. >> we have been celebrating him the last few days. he is pumped. this could be his last year. >> we hope today is teddy's day. first pitch at 1:05. a lot of folks hoping they can win so they can secure the home field of advantage. >> i understand teddy got up
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early this morning to stretch and drew some warmups to try to get limber. >> he is ready as well as the other depressants -- other three presidents. >> thanks very much. we will be headed to the ballpark this afternoon. traffic is starting to get backed up, so leave now. the baltimore orioles have a shot-- will find out today if they have a shot. one game behind the yankees, who beat the red sox last night in extra innings. the orioles can still force a one-game tie-breaker for the division title tomorrow night if they beat the ravens tonight and of the red sox beat the yankees. they are planning for the division crown. >> the action committee for transit sent a letter to maryland transit administration.
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the group wants the state agency to promised extra service on the camden line. the letter goes on to say that riding public transit to baseball games is part of a fan tradition. >> loose seat. what the pilot union is asking today regarding american airlines. >> and why some people are confusing music from space. >> and a look at the forecast. things are starting to turn around.
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[ barack obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [ femalennouncer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ male announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romomney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred bill n from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares wouldn't we see it in his priorities? [ female announcer
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] who will raise taxes on the middle class? barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a triion dollars in higher taxes. en on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll
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close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> more problems for american airlines as another flight experience loose seats. the pilots union and american are moving to resume stalled contract negotiations. t.j. winnick has details. >> and other american airlines flight and another mid terror scare. flight 1862 traveling from dallas to st. louis on tuesday forced to turn around after the landing gear jams. passengers are told to brace themselves. >> they said to assume the
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position. it was scary. >> some on board are skeptical because of american's well- publicized labor dispute with its union workers. >> some people cheered while we landed and the rest of us were thinking was this real or created? >> the nation's third biggest carrier grounded some of its 77's to remove and inspect rows of seats after a three scary incidents of seats coming loose and even flipping over medflight. >> totally disconnected. >> the airline insists it's the result of an era with a saddle clamp that holds them to the floor, and knocked sabotage by disgruntled workers. >> introduced a failure. we don't know if it is human or mechanical. >> the ceo acknowledged in a letter to employees that "it has
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been a challenging couple weeks but the airline and pilots union would resume negotiations as early as today." >> jacqui jeras is back. >> looking a lot better than this morning. >> it was nasty. >> we will warm up very quickly. we will watch for temperatures to increase. talking about what happened this morning, fog was thick with visibility at less than 1/4 mile in many areas. we are seeing mid-level and high level clouds now. we will see peaks of sunshine and blue skies on and off to the rest of the day. still a little foggy. visibility issues across the shenandoah valley. but that will improve through the afternoon. temperatures are warm. the low temperature this morning with 70 degrees at reagan national. the average high this time of year is 73. we started out the day almost where we should be at the end of
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the day. here's the cloud cover across the region. all of the rain is out of here. this indicates the dry air working its way in. the front will continue to lift towards the north. high-pressure building backed in. -- back in. potential shower tonight into tomorrow. a cold front for the weekend. that will be adopting the temperatures and blustery conditions. today, enjoy the peaks of sun and warm sunshine, a 82-86 degrees. mostly cloudy tonight, patchy fog developing, but nothing like today. maybe a shower tonight, 62-67. that could linger into tomorrow. but most of tomorrow will be great. friday will be the best with plenty of sunshine at 81 degrees. then the strong cold front. this is a dramatic drop in temperatures. 85 today down to 62.
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that's more than 20 degrees in a couple days. it will feel a lot more like fall. >> we are ready for it. it's that time of year. tonight on abc 7 news at 5 you'll meet a trailblazer in the u.s. navy, the first black female to reached three-star admiral. we will talk with michelle howard a graduate of the naval academy. she talks about the joys and challenges and obstacles she has experienced, from her command of a u.s. warship to a daring hostage rescue in international waters to surviving an attack at the pentagon. >> coming up on abc 7 news at noon last night's dancing we will reveal the couple that was sent packing. >> on "katie" we have a look at the reality tv phenomenon. for some it is an obsession. we will hear from some reality stars about what's happening bye, mom. we're here! [ giggling ]
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captioned by the national captioning institute >> unemployment benefits are not just for those trying to make ends meet. at the height of the recession,
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more than 2800 millionaires receive unemployment checks. they got about $11,000 on average. the house and senate are trying to pass legislation to limit millionaires from collecting unemployment benefits in the hopes of saving the country $20 million over the next decade. it is supposed to be smaller and cheaper. apple may unveil a mini ipad within 8 inch screen soon. invitations were supposed to go out next week. so far, apple is not confirming anything. >> dancing is over for another celebrity on "dancing with the stars." the bottom two came as a surprise to viewers because joey fatone and helio did not receive the lowest score. it was bristol palin but she was kept in the competition. greta joey and ky>> joey and kym. >> goodbye for the former boy
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band member. he admitted he was looking for to sticking around a few more weeks. >> he said that he had not showcased all he had to give. they have to bring it every week. jacqui jeras is back with a look at the forecast next. what it looks like for the first president obama: during the last weeks of this campaign... there will be debates, speeches, and more ads. but if i could sit down with you, in your living room or... around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say. when i took office, we were losing nearly eight hundred... thousand jobs a month, and were mired in iraq. today, i believe that as a nation we are... moving forward again. but we have much more to do to get folks back to work and... make the middle class secure again. now, governor romney believes that with even bigger... tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations... on wall street, all of us will prosper. in other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down... policies that led to the crisis in the first place.
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so what's my plan? first, we create a million new manufacturing jobs... and help businesses double their exports... give tax breaks to companies that... invest in america, not that ship jobs overseas. second, we cut our oil imports in hanf and produce more... american-made energy. oil, clean coal, natural gas... and new resources like wind, solar, and biofuels. all while doubling the fuel effiency of cars and trucks. third, we ensure that we maintain the best workforce... in the world by preparing a hundred thousand additional... math and science teachers; training two million... americans with the job skills they need at our community... colleges; cutting the growth of tuition in half and... expanding student aid so more americans can afford it. fourth, a balanced plan to reduce our deficit by... four trillion dollars over the next decade, on top of the... trillion in spending we've already cut. i'd ask the wealthy to pay a little more. and as we end the war in afghanistan... let's apply half the savings to pay down our debt and... use the rest for some nation-building...
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right here at home. it's time for a new economic patriotism, rooted in the... belief that growing our economy begins with a strong... thriving middle class. read my plan. compare it to governor romney's, and decide for yourself. thanks for listening. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> [siren]
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>> nasa says its is an electromagnetic phenomena calls by -- caused by an cosmic waves. look for the remix soon. >> i was just thinking that the right producer could do something more with that. >> a beautiful afternoon. there's going to be a baseball game at nationals stadium. >> teddy is loosening up. >> he's greeting the fans and is ready to go. >> perfect weather. 85 this afternoon. we will see some breaks in the clouds. big changes by the weekend. we will be cooling down by sunday. >> thanks for the heads up. thanks for joining us. >> we will see you for good morning washington at" 4:30 david
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smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in maryland. it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... milln at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one biion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... betterchools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smsmallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland.


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